The main stage is set for this year’s Big Muddy Blues Festival, and we’re excited to announce our closing performer, Sonny Landreth, who will take the main stage at 9:00 pm on Sunday, September 4th as the festivals final performance.
Landreth is arguably the most talented and inventive slide guitarist out there today. Starting at a very young age, the “king of slydeco” began practicing his craft, experimenting with new ways to play and discovering new sounds. Using a pinky slide for more freedom of movement, Landreth now incorporates everything from plucks, taps and slaps even while layering in difficult chord fragments above the slide.
“Unbelievably talented guitarist” isn’t his only claim to fame though. Landreth is an accomplished songwriter as well, having collaborated with the likes of Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Jimmy Buffett, Eric Johnson and Joe Satriani. To date, Landreth has released 10 albums, including the 2009 re-release and expansion of Levee Town and 2008’s From The Reach on which he utilized many of the previously mentioned artists.
Landreth with be playing at the Budweiser Main Stage (700 N. First Street) on Sunday, September 4th, starting at 9:00 p.m. Access wristbands for the main stage are available day-of-show for $10.00 per day or can be ordered online in advance. Visit the Big Muddy Blues Festival Event Page to learn more and order your tickets.